May 26, 2020  
 
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Selling a Governor Business

Market shifts affect business values and the governor business industry has seen more than its share of fluctuations in business values. Many sellers have exited their companies under less-than-ideal circumstances. Yet it's still possible to achieve personal and professional goals when selling a governor business in the current economic environment.

In any economy, there is a right way and a wrong way to sell a business.
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Too often governor business owners fail to receive fair market value for their businesses. Smart sellers know the value of their companies are prepared to identify buyers who are willing to pay top dollar.

Average Timeframes

Hoping for a quick governor business sale? You may be disappointed. The amount of time your business will be on the market depends on how aggressively it is priced and marketed. On average, it takes a minimum of six months to prepare a governor business for sale and many sellers spend a year or more positioning their business to command a higher price. Even though it's conceivable that an attractive opportunity could sell in weeks, an immediate flood of offers could indicate that the business is underpriced.

Seller Financing

Capital is hard to come by these days. Financial institutions have tightened up their lending policies, making it difficult for inexperienced and undercapitalized entrepreneurs to buy governor businesses. As a result, buyers expect sellers to finance a significant portion of the sale. Although 100% seller financing isn't recommended, sellers are financing up to 70% of the sale price to close deals.

How to Increase Sale Price

A successful governor business requires an investment of both time and money. Fortunately, a business broker can minimize the impact on your bank account and personal well-being. Seller fatigue is a real concern - if your business sits on the market too long, you will be tempted to sell below your expectations. Time after time, sellers who hire qualified brokers are more satisfied with the sales process - and the price they receive for their governor businesses.

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